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My dvd drive in my computer won't play dvds

My computer's dvd drive doesn't work, it can play cds and it can burn disks but it can't play dvds. I have tried to put in multiple dvds that all work on other computers and dvd players, but my computer only reads them as blank disk.
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  • dajoco Nov 28, 2008

    my pc will play cd/s or programes like flight sim but does nothing when I put a dvd in, the dvd drive activates with anything accept dvd/s,if I try something like call of duty which has video in the programe it does not start.

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    My dad recorded a video (home vid) and he converted it to dvd using (the cassette) and now when I put it in my computer, it won't play...it appears as if its a blank DVD but in my tv dvd player, it works. Please help, my mom's birthday is in 2 days and I want to burn a copy to give to her along with her present.

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  • snurple May 11, 2010

    My computer's dvd drive doesn't work, it can play cds and it can burn disks but it can't play dvds. I have tried to put in multiple dvds that all work on other computers and dvd players

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I recently got my computer fixed and in order to fix it they had to clear everything off my computer so it was like a new one when i got it back but now it wont play my dvds

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You have to download the dvd software, try the VLC DVD PLAYER its free it plays everything.....

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I put new peppa pig dvd in but not playing on my computer can you assist

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Hi churro666,


Here are troubleshooting steps to help you track down problems such as jerky
playback, pauses, error messages, and so on.

* Get updated drivers. Driver bugs are the biggest cause of playback
problems, ranging from freezes to bogus error messages about regions.
Go to the support section on the Web sites of your equipment
manufacturers and make sure you have the latest decoder drivers as
well as the latest drivers for your graphics adapter and DVD-ROM
drive.
* Make sure DMA is turned on. For Windows, go into the System Properties
Device Manager, choose CD-ROM, open the CD/DVD driver properties,
choose the Settings tab, and make sure the DMA box is checked.
Caution: You may run into problems with an AMD K6 CPU. Check for a
BIOS upgrade and a CD/DVD-ROM driver upgrade from your system
manufacturer before turning DMA on.
* If you get an error about unavailable overlay surface, reduce the
display resolution or number of colors (right-click desktop, choose
Settings tab).
* Try turning off programs that are running in the background. (Close or
exit applets in the Windows system tray.)
* If you are using a SCSI DVD-ROM drive, make sure that the it's the
first or last device in the SCSI chain. If it's the last device, make
sure it's terminated. I hope this helped a litte.


Thanks for using FixYa.com

Sincerly, cyyyd7



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Clean the lens...

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SOURCE: my dvd driive in my computer won't play dvds

Do you mean DVD movies wont play? If so you need to install DVD software. Use Google to search for some or buy some e.g. PowerDVD.

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